Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

106 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis Backup Cloud is suited for backing up Windows Servers. Downtime is greatly decreased by using their virtualization options. You will need a Hyper-V enabled computer to virtualize, though, but this can be one of your general-use workstations. A Windows 10 Pro machine with 16 GB of RAM would do it for you.Or, if you have Macs that need to be backed up, you can do that as well. You can grab either full volume images, or files/folders.I can't really think of a scenario that you would not want Acronis Backup Cloud, except pre-Server 2012 OS's, since virtualization isn't supported on those older systems.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

CrashPlan is a reliable, easy to use but very configurable data backup solution. It is an ideal choice for backing up users' data and even files on a file server, and not having to worry about tapes or other mediums. It's appropriate for anyone that needs to ensure their users' files are safe from everything from accidental deletion to ransomware. It is not a solution for bare-metal restore or for backing up/restoring individual database records since there are no agents that go along with it.
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Pros

  • The Acronis backup console is easy to use.
  • Acronis offers an online recovery console to access items quickly and easily.
  • The ability to backup and restore Office 365 mailboxes.
  • Creating backup plans and schedules is simple.
  • Email alerts notifying administrators on backup failures.
  • The backup deduplication and compression features is one of industries best.
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  • Crashplan backs up everything with ease. By default it starts backing up your user profile without even having to configure it, and thats enough for many people to get up and running right away, but it is highly configurable if you want.
  • Restoring files is pretty effortless as well. Easy to browse to the file(s) you want, choose a point in time if you want, and restore. Viola!
  • Versioning is a great automatic feature as well. Many of my users have taken advantage of restoring a previous version of a file they've mistakenly overwritten.
  • Being able to backup to multiple destinations is great too. You can connect your own storage, choose it as a destination and it starts using it. The local destination backup option makes restoration of large data much quicker.
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Cons

  • The fact Acronis is an OS client base backup, which leads to more backup failures. Although most issues can be corrected with restarting services.
  • Recovering backups from the cloud(internet) is a lot slower then acessing local backups.
  • The backup error reports are not detailed enough to help administrators fix issues.
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  • I don't really have any cons, this is what a backup program should be.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
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The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.9
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No other product works as well.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.7
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We use the program and I have personally recommended and help set it up on several client personal computers.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.8
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I've only had to call them a few times, but I've never had an issue. Like all support, you may have to wait a few (nothing monstrous, but there can be a little wait) but once you have a person they see it through to the end. They walk you through your issue and point you to articles that will help (now and in the future). I'm never felt rushed or ignored and my problems have always been resolved.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.7
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for stand alone remote users it might be helpful to get an automation install script made.
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Alternatives Considered

I believe Acronis has the easiest interface to control backups and restores. The backup solution that didn't work the best for us was Symantec Backup. The other backup solutions (Unitrends, Barracuda,and Veeam) have similar backup features as Acronis and are recommended. Uniterends backup is more advanced and can be complicated not for organizations without IT staff.
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We tried out both Mozy and Carbonite before choosing Crashplan - it was the simplicity and power of the backup application that led us to pick Crashplan. Backups and restores just made sense and the application was organized in a way that was easy to navigate and understand. The fact that we could encrypt the backups with our own encryption key was also a factor in the decision - we store some sensitive data as part of our training and have a need for that functionality.
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Return on Investment

  • It's been a great investment especially knowing our data is protected.
  • We no longer worry about upgrade storage hardware or devices.
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  • The licensing cost is negligible on our budget, but the return and peace of mind is significant. It has already saved our butts against ransomware viruses and we've lost data in natural disasters before - now we're prepared if it happens again!
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup Cloud

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Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details